New CBeebies live-action preschool series hosted by YouTube Star Maddie Moate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(February 9, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) – Portfolio Entertainment is pleased to announce the acquisition of 7 Wonder’s live-action preschool series Do You Know?, originally commissioned by CBeebies in the U.K.
Produced by U.K.-based independent production company 7 Wonder, Do You Know? (25 x 15’) is a fresh, high-energy series that takes younger viewers on a journey to explore how everyday things around them work and are made. Featuring YouTube sensation and technology vlogger, Maddie Moate, as she makes the leap from the Internet to TV, the series answers some of the world’s most quirky questions in a child friendly way, while parents also pick up some intriguing watercooler facts from how ice cream cones made to what goes on in a dishwasher when you close the door.
Using the latest camera technology and clever graphics to explain the technical process in simple terms, the series reveals fascinating details and gives children a unique window into the world around us.
“We are thrilled to add Do You Know? to our roster. Maddie Moate has an incredible online following and this series is non-stop fun,” said Joy Rosen, CEO and Co-Founder, Portfolio Entertainment.
“Do You Know? is such a unique and exciting series. It explores the world around us in such fascinating detail, which will appeal to children all over the world. Portfolio Entertainment is known for representing top quality series, so we are delighted that they will be introducing Do You Know? to international broadcasters,” said Liza Abbott, CEO and co-founder of 7 Wonder.
Do You Know? features YouTube sensation, Maddie Moate, as she makes the leap from the Internet to TV in this fresh, high energy series that answers some of the world’s most quirky questions such as how does a toilet flush, how are ice cream cones made and how does a cat’s tongue work? Using special cameras, Maddie satisfies preschooler’s inquisitive thirst about everyday things we take for granted.
About Maddie Moate
Maddie Moate is a YouTube filmmaker and presenter, passionate about technology and the natural world. She has been presenting popular science and tech content online for the past five years and has amassed over 16 million views on her YouTube films across multiple channels. One of the only female “Edu-tubers” in the UK, Maddie also has her own successful YouTube channel. Here she makes films which combines the traditional YouTube style of “vlogging” with educational content. Her videos aim to inspire a new audience to stay curious, adventurous and encourage science engagement.
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent producers and distributors of award-winning television content. Now celebrating 25 years in business, founders Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen have earned a global reputation for creative excellence, collaboration and entrepreneurship. The company’s programming has landed on many the world’s most recognized television networks and digital platforms. Portfolio’s distribution division sets ambitious standards for itself, representing an eclectic catalogue of high quality children’s, animation, factual and lifestyle programming. Relationship focused and committed to exceptional service, Portfolio has built enduring relationships with program buyers worldwide.
About 7 Wonder
Launched in the Spring of 2014, 7 Wonder is committed to collaborating with the best talent, on and off-screen, to deliver quality, bespoke and beautifully executed content across all non-scripted genres. It is a joint venture between Seven Network in Australia, Alexandra Fraser, Liza Abbott and Simon Ellse.